Over $450k donated to bus monitor - "Wrong way to handle it" says Glenn

Glenn, Pat and Stu started the radio show on 3 different sides of an issue this morning - Over $465,000 had been donated to the harassed bus monitor, Karen Klein, as of 9am this morning (that number is probably over 600k now). While Stu thinks it’s just the way many American’s are showing that they care, Glenn doesn’t think it’s doing anything to solve the real problem – what’s going on in our culture.

“They've taken this awful moment, and I've got to be honest,” Stu said, “this has turned into the best thing that's ever happened to her, hasn't it?”

“It doesn't bother anybody else,” Glenn started, “but this really bothers me.”

Pat was bothered too. Not by the donations, however, he just wanted to know what Ms. Klein was going to do with the money. Dan Andros, one of Glenn’s writers in the New York office, had previously mentioned to the guys that he hoped she gives some of it to charity – Pat disagreed.

“Donates it? I'm giving it to you. I don't want you to turn around and give it to some cat society or something,” Pat said sarcastically.

Glenn took issue on an entirely different level. He doesn’t particularly care what she does with the money – it’s her money now, but what is this teaching the children that were so cruel to her? They’re being shown that their bad behavior is the best thing that ever happened to her in Glenn’s eyes.

Glenn wanted to know how many people are now saying, “I'd do that, I'll take that abuse.”

“Now we have officially made it into a game show,” Glenn said. “This was my monologue last night on television. These kids don't see her as a person. They see her as a YouTube video that they can get famous on. So they wanted to get famous. Well, now we've made it into a game show, and the prize money has gone to you! It's wrong. It's bad.”

Stu saw things a little differently. “Nobody's saying you can buy yourself out of the problems with American culture for $466,000, but you have changed this one person's life,” he said. “I mean, you've flipped this event for her from a really bad experience into something that obviously is changing her life.”

Pat was with Stu on this one. “What's wrong with that?” he asked.

Glenn compared the situation to what happened with the Trayvon Martin case where people took to the streets to show support. People ended up pointing fingers, the mainstream media redirected narratives. It was the wrong way to handle it.

“I mean, how many of us, as a culture, are soul searching, and how many of us now will just make this story, because it's a lot easier to deal with?” Glenn asked. “Look, all of this stuff happens for a reason. All of this stuff, they're warning signs. They're warning signs. And so we have a chance to humble ourselves and fix it and self-examine and say, "What is the culture that we're making? What is it that we're doing?" And I just fear that it's become a game show now.”

Glenn’s point was that we’re using money to mask the problem; no amount of money can solve the large scope of the problem. Stu’s point, however, is that people saw the video, felt terrible, and want the woman to be happy, which really just laid down more evidence for what Glenn was trying to say.

In the big picture, it’s not about the woman. This specific circumstance is – but the problem is with the culture that’s making America’s children believe that this is acceptable behavior. Glenn pointed to the parents of the children in this video who still hadn’t made their children apologize for their behavior. Instead of apologizing for their actions and feeling remorse for how they treated this woman, their parents are out giving press conferences on how their children “have been through enough”.

Anonymous released the information of these children on the internet – which Glenn vehemently disagreed with on air this morning. They should not have done that. But he did note that these children posted the video of their behavior on YouTube themselves.

“That's just not right. And that's not the way our society deals with it, either, but don't tell me that these kids have a problem being famous. That's why they posted it on YouTube,” Glenn said. “They wanted to be famous. And so now they're famous, they're infamous for a couple of days and now we're giving them the ability to say, "You know what? We really kind of helped her,” because that is exactly what they'll say.”

“These kids aren't going to feel bad years down the road,” Glenn added. “These kids are going to go, "We made her rich." It's a game show. Life is not a game show. Life is not a TV show. Life is not a reality show. Life is not a YouTube video. Life is life.”

It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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